BMW model upgrade measures from the spring of 2014







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: January 22, 2014
Categories: BMW, BMW Dealership News

Munich. From the spring of 2014, the pleasure of  driving can be experienced in a whole new dimension. BMW is extending  its range of engines for the latest additions to the model portfolio  and is presenting at the same time four further models equipped with  BMW xDrive. The intelligent four-wheel drive system, for example, will  be available for the first time in the BMW 4 Series Convertible. In  addition, an extensive BMW Individual programme will be on offer for  the BMW 4 Series from the spring of 2014.

BMW Models 2014

Further innovative options will be introduced to enhance both safety  and comfort. From the spring of 2014, all BMW models except for the  BMW X6 will feature as standard a tyre pressure indicator which  monitors the pressure in each individual tyre. The latest generation  of the optional Radio Professional and the navigation system Business  excels through enhanced functionality facilitating, amongst other  things, Audio Streaming and the use of numerous BMW ConnectedDrive  services. During the course of 2014, both newly revised options will  also be introduced to the BMW 1 Series, the BMW 2 Series and the BMW 5  Series and will then be available for all models except for the BMW  X6. From the spring of 2014, the Driving Assistant will be  incorporated in the new BMW X5. An M sports exhaust system will be a  standard feature on the BMW 650i Coupe, the BMW 650i Convertible and  the BMW 650i Gran Coupe.

BMW 2 Series Coupe: Two additional diesel engines will be    available right after market launch.

The BMW 2 Series Coupe will be setting a new benchmark in sporting  performance in the compact segment from March 2014. Immediately after  market launch the model portfolio will be extended by two diesel  variants. In two additional output categories, the BMW 218d Coupe and  the BMW 225d Coupe offer an optimal combination of efficiency and  dynamic performance so typical of a BMW. The BMW 218d Coupe features  as standard a six-speed manual gearbox. As an option, this model comes  with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission. The engine in the BMW  225d Coupe is offered in conjunction with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission.

Both models are powered by a 2-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine  with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. On the BMW 218d Coupe, this  engine technology incorporates a turbocharger with variable intake  geometry and Common Rail direct injection with solenoid valve  injectors. A maximum output of 105 kW/143 hp and a maximum torque of  320 Nm help the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds  (automatic transmission: 8.6 seconds). The average fuel consumption of  the BMW 218d Coupe with a manual gearbox is 4.3 to 4.5 litres per 100  kilometres. In conjunction with an automatic transmission, the car  consumes 4.2 to 4.4 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres. CO2 emissions  are 114 to 119 grams/km (automatic: 111 to 117 grams per kilometre)  (figures according to the EU test cycle, depending on selected tyre format).

Multi-stage turbocharging and Common Rail direct injection with piezo  injectors help the engine of the BMW 225d Coupe to achieve a maximum  output of 160 kW/218 hp and a maximum torque of 450 Nm. This most  powerful diesel version of the two-door vehicle sprints from 0 to 100  km/h in 6.3 seconds. This car combines athletic power performance with  exemplary efficiency. The BMW 225d Coupe has an average fuel  consumption of 4.7 litres/100 km (CO2 emission level: 124 g/km).

BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo: New six-cylinder diesel engine, BMW    xDrive for two additional models.

In the spring of 2014, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo will become even  more attractive through additional model variants with a straight  six-cylinder engine and an eight-speed Steptronic transmission  featured as standard. An addition to the range of models is the BMW  330d Gran Turismo, whose 3-litre engine develops a maximum output of  190 kW/258 hp and a peak torque of 560 Nm. If desired, the new engine  variant can be combined with xDrive. The BMW 330d Gran Turismo  accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds (BMW 330d  xDrive Gran Turismo: 5.4 seconds). Average fuel consumption is 5.1 to  5.2 litres (5.4 litres) per 100 kilometres. The CO2 emission rate is  135 to 136 or 142 to 143 grams per kilometre, respectively (values per  EU test cycle, dependent on selected tyre format).

The new BMW 335d xDrive Gran Turismo excels through uncompromising  supremacy. This model is also equipped with four-wheel drive and  features multi-stage turbocharging and Common Rail direct injection  with piezo injectors, a technology which helps it to deliver  230 kW/313 hp and achieve a maximum torque of 600 Nm. The sprint from  0 to 100 km/h takes a mere 4.9 seconds. Average fuel consumption is  5.6 to 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres. The CO2 emission level is 148 to  149 grams per kilometre (values per EU test cycle, dependent on the  tyre format).

Moreover, as of spring 2014, an innovation package will be available  for all BMW 3 Series models consisting of attractive special equipment  options. This package includes Xenon headlights, adaptive cornering  lights, the BMW Head-Up Display, the High-Beam Assistant and Speed  Limit Info including No Passing Indicator.

Additional diesel engine variant and new four-wheel drive    variant for the BMW 4 Series Coupe, BMW xDrive available for the    first time for the 4 Series Convertible.

In the spring of 2014, a fourth diesel engine will be added to the  BMW 4 Series Coupe range of models comprising seven engine variants by  that time. This new addition is a 4-cylinder diesel engine delivering  160 kW/218 hp and featuring TwinPower Turbo technology. The new BMW  425d Coupe is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission as  standard. Optionally, power transmission is effected via an  eight-speed Steptronic transmission. A sprint from standstill to 100  km/h is completed in 6.7 seconds (automatic: 6.5 seconds). The  vehicle's average fuel consumption is 5.0 to 5.1 litres/100 km  (automatic: 4.7 to 4.9 litres.). CO2 emissions are rated at 131 to  135 grams per kilometre (124 to 128 g/km; values per EU test cycle,  dependent on the selected tyre format).

With the introduction of the BMW 430d xDrive Coupe, the number of  model variants featuring four-wheel drive will increase to six. The  new model, which is equipped with a straight six-cylinder diesel  engine delivering a maximum output of 190 kW/258 hp in combination  with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission as a standard option,  accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds. Spirited performance  combines with an average fuel consumption of 5.2 to 5.4 litres per 100  kilometres and a CO2 emission rate of 137 to 141 grams per kilometre  (values per EU test cycle, dependent on the selected tyre format).

Also in the BMW 4 Series Convertible, the intelligent four-wheel  drive will in future demonstrate its advantages in terms of traction,  safety and driving dynamics. It premieres in the 4 Series with the  introduction of the BMW 428i xDrive Convertible, which is powered by a  2-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo  technology and a maximum output of 180 kW/245 hp. Engine power is  transferred to all four wheels via a standard eight-speed Steptronic  transmission and BMW xDrive. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is  achieved in 6.5 seconds. Average fuel consumption of the BMW 428i  xDrive Convertible is 7.0 to 7.2 litres per 100 kilometres, the CO2  rating is 163 to 167 grams per kilometre (values per EU test cycle,  dependent on selected tyre format).

Exclusive driving pleasure for the BMW 4 Series: BMW Individual.

From the spring of 2014, the available range of BMW Individual  features will offer ideal opportunities to combine sporting elegance  and the pleasure of driving for the BMW 4 Series. Exquisite materials,  premium finish and a particularly sophisticated design characterise  the exterior and interior options installed at the factory. The  model-specific programme comprises an attractive selection of BMW  Individual exterior paints and BMW Individual light-alloy wheels with  mixed tyre sizes. In addition, an extended BMW Individual leather  trim, a Merino leather steering wheel as well as an instrument panel  finished in leather can be had, which will also be incorporated into  the BMW 3 Series Sedan and the BMW 3 Series Touring starting in spring.

Available in future as a standard feature: Tyre pressure    indicator for each individual tyre.

Starting in spring, drivers of a BMW will be warned of a loss of tyre  pressure more precisely than ever before. A tyre pressure indicator  will be offered as a standard equipment feature on all new vehicles of  the brand with the exception of the BMW X6. Sensors on all four tyres  facilitate an exact and individual monitoring of the pressure in each  individual tyre. The tyre pressure currently at hand will be shown in  the Control Display or the instrument cluster, respectively, depending  on the model and the equipment options customers have chosen. In the  event of a loss of tyre pressure, the driver will be made aware of a  possible danger well in advance.

High-speed graphics, additional functions: The new generation    of the navigation system Business and the radio Professional.

With enhanced functions and optimised performance, the latest  generation of the radio Professional and the navigation system  Business is raising comfort and driving pleasure to an even higher  level. Both newly revised options will be introduced in the spring of  2014. During the course of 2014, they will also be introduced to the  BMW 1 Series, the BMW 2 Series and the BMW 5 Series and will then be  available for all models except for the BMW X6. Both systems have a  new control unit with boosted computing performance. Thus, for  example, Bluetooth audio streaming will be available in the vehicle  with the integration of mobile devices as well as additional BMW  ConnectedDrive services.

The most significant innovation to the navigation system Business are  the graphic images which now generate 10 times faster than before on  the 16.5-inch control display. High-resolution maps, which now have 3D  elements and animations, and an increased speed when calculating  routes characterise the advancement made possible by the optimisation  of the control unit technology.

In conjunction with the ConnectedDrive Services option, the  navigation system Business can be used in future for the Concierge  Services, Real Time Traffic Information and Remote Services. In order  to establish the necessary online connections in an optimum manner,  the new system uses the 3G standard for mobile telephone networks.

Extended range of series equipment for the new BMW X5 and the    top-of-the-range version of the BMW 6 Series.

The multitude of driver assistance systems from BMW ConnectedDrive, which come as standard or are fitted as an option, is one of the characteristic features that make the new BMW X5 clearly stand out from the competition. From the spring of 2014, this added advantage will be emphasised even more intensively by complementing the standard equipment of the Sports Activity Vehicle by the Driving Assistant system. Driving Assistant comprises camera-based Lane Departure Warning and Collision Warning (including pedestrian warning) with brake application function. Lane Departure Warning makes the steering wheel vibrate in order to warn the driver when he or she veers out of lane unintentionally. Collision Warning detects vehicles driving ahead and pedestrians. The system issues a visual and acoustic warning if there is an imminent risk of collision. It also initiates a braking process, if required.

On the eight-cylinder models of the BMW 6 Series, an extension of the  range of series equipment in the spring of 2014 further accentuates  their highly athletic character. In future, the BMW 650i Coupe, the  BMW 650i Convertible and the BMW 650i Gran Coupe will all be equipped  with an M Sport exhaust system installed at the factory. The  motor-racing inspired system developed by BMW M GmbH reduces the  exhaust back pressure and emphasises the characteristic acoustics of  the V8 power unit during acceleration and deceleration.

As of spring 2014, the optional Harman Kardon surround system will be  available on all BMW 6 Series models. The system guarantees music  enjoyment at the highest level while en route. In conjunction with the  optional navigation system Professional, the iDrive operating system  will in future comprise a touch controller for the entry of characters.

At a glance: The new BMW models introduced in the            spring of 2014
BMW 2 Series Coupe Output (kW/hp) Fuel          consumption in the EU cycle (l/100 km) CO2 emission rate (g/km)
BMW 218d Coupe 105/143 4.3 –         4.5 114 – 119
BMW 225d Coupe 160/218 4.7 124
       
BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Output (kW/hp) Fuel          consumption in the EU cycle (l/100 km) CO2 emission rate (g/km)
BMW 330d Gran Turismo 190/258 5.1 –         5.2 135 – 136
BMW 330d xDrive Gran Turismo 190/258 5.4 142 – 143
BMW 335d xDrive Gran Turismo 230/313 5.6 –         5.7 148 – 149
       
BMW 4 Series Coupe Output (kW/hp) Fuel          consumption in the EU cycle (l/100 km) CO2 emission rate (g/km)
BMW 425d Coupe 160/218 5.0 –         5.1 131 – 135
BMW 430d xDrive Coupe 190/258 5.2 –         5.4 137 – 141
       
BMW 4 Series Convertible Output (kW/hp) Fuel          consumption in the EU cycle (l/100 km) CO2 emission rate (g/km)
BMW 428i xDrive Convertible 180/245 7.0 –         7.2 163 – 167